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we will explain more in a moment. lion, la la land, moonlight, could all be in the running for tom lawrence. —— awards. hello, and welcome to this bbc news special programme. i'mjane hill and we are minutes away from learning who has been nominated for the 2017 academy awards. the film criticjason solomons is with me, we'll be getting his insight into who should — and perhaps shouldn't — be short listed. let's have a quick thought about main contenders. and worth flagging the different format this year. i
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know you liked la la land. the different format this year. i know you liked la la landli the different format this year. i know you liked la la land. i loved it. there is a backlash because people think they've been sold a classic musicalfrom the people think they've been sold a classic musical from the hollywood golden age. it is not that. it is charming many people. it got 11 ba fta charming many people. it got 11 bafta nominations. i expect double—figure nominations today from the oscars academy. whether it wins on the night, that remains to be seen. there are other films available. moonlight, ithink seen. there are other films available. moonlight, i think that scott the charm and beauty and poetry and political heft to dislodge la la land, the story of a black boy growing up into a man in florida. very the moment. manchester by the sea is charming many people. and also in the sci—fi, arrival, starring amy adams. just ahead up what we think we will be seeing in the next few minutes because it is
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very different. in los angeles, they generally make a couple of actors and actresses get up early in the morning and stand in a theatre and announce everything life. in its infinite wisdom, the academy has decided to do things differently this year. they are telling us they will be giving us information that has been filmed presumably in the last few days. they decided to film nominations in various cities. we will be getting details through in two tranches. we should hear the first tranche in the next few minutes. best supporting actor, things like that. this has been filmed in los angeles, chicago, new york, toronto, canada, london and tokyo. that is what they have been filming. that is as much as we know at this stage. let's find out exactly what the academy wants to present this year. it is being played out live in hollywood, keeping to a bit of tradition at
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least. let's head to la and see this transmission from the academy. the oscar nominations... being nominated felt like... and honour, a legal fight, i felt like... and honour, a legal fight, i guess ijust flipped out. it is like when a pinata breaks open. i feel like the greatest. really proud. you don't get moments like that every day. that was a moment in time. the academy awards you think you know? that's not how it has always been. in 1929, there we re it has always been. in 1929, there were no nominations and the winners we re were no nominations and the winners were announced in advance. today, we're going to change things up. we're going past nominees and winners to welcome this new class and walk them through the next 33 days. for the year, i was part of
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that small selected group of the brightest star is. i was able to bring my mother. she always wanted to be an actress. she sat next to me. she was so proud of me walking on that stage. the nominees for supporting actor are... the nominees for cinematography are... the phone rang and my lawyer was on the phone. he said, your nominated
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foran the phone. he said, your nominated for an oscar. i was by myself in a hotel room. i had no family near me 01’ hotel room. i had no family near me or anything. before i could call my mother, the daughter rang and the waitress came in. and ijust burst into tears and said, i've just been nominated for an oscar. and she said, give us a hug. we're fortunate and of course you should have fun with all of this. but a day after, the very next day
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after the oscars, the focus should be back to making films. good films. the nominees for foreign language film are... the nominees for the live action short are... when i heard my name, i think ijust about passed out. then when i heard the director of ‘s name, i really lost my mind. it was just the best moment of my life. the nominees for
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the actor are... the nominees for sound editing are... the nominees for sound mixing are... it was early in the morning and the
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first thing i did was wake up my wife. immediately, call someone that is going to take you down a few notches. that is why i woke up my wife! the nominees for production design are... the nominees for visual effects are... we we re we were making the big chill and i was gobsmacked. out of the blue, i had no clue. i had no expectations. a score of music in a film, that is
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the most impactful and powerful music. that type of power that it in pursuits, to drive every emotion and you don't even know that is what is driving your emotion. that is powerful! the nominees for original score are... the nominees for original songs
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are... well, as you see, they will be back with further nominations. that is striking. perhaps a format we can discuss. it is all new to us. that isa discuss. it is all new to us. that is a film produced by the academy in the united states, not something that any media were given a preview of. that is how they have decided to do at this year. with all those, dare i say, indulgent films? the moment i heard i was nominated...m
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isa moment i heard i was nominated...m is a bit of backslapping that the film leading the way it already is la la land. it is a big back slapped in hollywood, it is about los angeles. but eight nominations for la la land already. it is on course for a nominations record. titanic had 1a. la la land, if it gets nominated in all other categories, and we think it might, it could equal the record. and we think it might, it could equalthe record. certainly, the cinematography is knockout in la la land. it does deserve a note for that. in terms of what we have heard so that. in terms of what we have heard so far, jason, perhaps some categories people are interested in, best actor and best supporting actor. best actor, it went a lot of the way we expected. andrew garfield, denzel washington and casey affleck. ryan gosling as well from la la land. isee this casey affleck. ryan gosling as well from la la land. i see this as being
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between casey affleck and ryan gosling. i think this is casey affleck‘s performance, he is in manchester by the sea and place a janitor who is frozen in time. he has to thaw throughout the drama. janitor who is frozen in time. he has to thaw throughout the dramalj cannot be his guardian. well, it i mean, i can't. now, it is a curious film. it is an interesting story that stays with you. casey affleck is good. but he is just not a likeable character in any way. i wondered whether people might leave the cinema thinking, what a miserable so and so! yes but the incrementalfloor, any miserable so and so! yes but the incremental floor, any smile miserable so and so! yes but the incrementalfloor, any smile he might break by the end, you think, thank you for that. you wait two
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hours for someone to smile in this movie and just about get it and feel relieved. that is his skill and he's very good in it. best supporting actor, lucas hedges, ithought very good in it. best supporting actor, lucas hedges, i thought was excellent in manchester by the sea, playing a nephew to casey affleck‘s uncle. he is very good in it. best supporting actor, lucas hedges, i thought was excellent in manchester by the sea, playing a nephew to casey affleck‘s uncle. using the 20. his father, peter hedges, wrote the screenplay to about a boy. oscar fa ct. screenplay to about a boy. oscar fact. i was delighted to see that award for her moonlight, one of my favourites this season. strong performance i've thought. people might know him from the tv series, house of cards, he plays a fixer for kevin spacey‘s character. he has had a fantastic year and is in another film coming out soon. and there he is. a kindly drug dealer, a strange
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role. a man making his own way. a terrific film, moonlight. yes and naomi harris, we wait to see whether she might get a nod as well. it has performed strongly in the golden globes and this will be another interesting thing to watch. we have the second tranche of nominations coming up shortly. we have talked for a couple of years about diversity within the academy and the people who vote for these categories. interesting to watch how much diversity there is overall. last year, we weren't talking about the new president of the academy, a woman of colour herself, who was furious about the lack of diversity and she change the make—up of the academy and i think it has had an immediate effect. this year, we are discussing films like moonlight,
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which has no white people involved in it, it is about the black experience and it is the kind of film that could have got lost in the cracks when we're not looking for these expanded stories. it's thoroughly deserves its place. a fantastic story. i think this is the film with most chance of dislodging everyone's front runner, la la land. another film anotherfilm made by the another film made by the academy. let us see what they present us with now with the rest of the nominations. my big piece of advice when you are nominated is not to pop the champagne. it will continue for a long time. maybe 33 days. you have got a big job ahead. you might have to give a speech in front of millions and millions of people and you do not want to screw it up. the
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nominees for original screenplay award are... the nominees for adapted screenplay are... the first time i truly ever experienced the academy and the oscars was when i was there,
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nominated for an oscar. i have not stopped watching it since. the nominees for animated feature are... the nominees for animated short art... i got to meet the director and he just gave me the role after about 30-45 just gave me the role after about 30—45 minutes. i don't know how other people get nominated for oscars, but for me, it was easy. here are some more of oscars, but for me, it was easy. here are some more of this year's nominations. actor in a supporting
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role... my my phone rang, it was my father. we both started crying. neither of us could finish the sentence. one of the greatest moments of my life. two yea rs the greatest moments of my life. two years later, we got nominated together. the nominees for lead actress are... to our global community of film—makers and fans and everyone who is inspired by movies and loves them as much as we do, thank you so much forjoining us this morning.|j
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am much forjoining us this morning.” am thrilled to be here, to welcome the nominees for the 89th academy awards. i am the nominees for the 89th academy awards. iam honoured the nominees for the 89th academy awards. i am honoured to help announce this yea r‘s awards. i am honoured to help announce this year's nominees for best picture. arrival. faxes. -- fences. congratulations to all the extraordinary artists and film—makers nominated extraordinary artists and film— makers nominated today. extraordinary artists and film—makers nominated today. it is going to be a great show. huge congratulations. congratulations. the idea of you being an oscar nominee is part of your name until the day you die. embrace this moment, just being nominated makes you a winner. make a speech anyway
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because there is nothing more boring than an unprepared actor.” because there is nothing more boring than an unprepared actor. i advise them to wear comfortable shoes. get sleep, sneak in with a flask, have a good time. all the nominations are in. the new format, all produced by the academy in california. that is the academy in california. that is the 20th oscar nomination for meryl streep. it is. she had a record already. the underrated actress! 20 oscar and nations, not bad. she is fabulous in florence fosterjenkins. ido fabulous in florence fosterjenkins. i do not think she will win. only three convergence into a win. i lost count with la la land. we were watching to try to see whether it is a record. how is your maths? i think
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it is one short, 13 nominations, not bad. it does not have supporting roles. all of the other films have a big cast. this is concentrating on ryan gosling and emma stone both of whom who are nominated. but director. twice nominated for original song. one of the great songs. there are lovely songs in it. very catchy. this is perhaps not my favourite. the opening number. it is an upbeat film. if you are feeling blue, it is the film to see. we all need a bit of la la land. it is cold in england, cold around the world, the political climate is volatile. la la land is giving people a bit of a throwback and fun. one trip up might be that people go for the slightly more downbeat manchester by the sea or the sci—fi of arrival which is sneaking up. people are
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flocking to the film. surprise omission for amy adams who is not nominated for her lead role in that film. the academy generally seems to love amy adams. the conceit behind the film is that when the aliens arrive, you send an interpreter to talk to them. you do not send the army and guns and tanks come you send an interpreter to try to find out what they want and she is said interpreter. as an idea, it is interesting. it is about language, how we connect. it is part of an empathetic version of arrival which is connecting with audiences because this is a time of division in terms of politics and people are very worried about aliens, on earth or out of it. this is a film connecting because it is a very human level, language and communication. very smart. it changes at the end. a smart. it changes at the end. a smart set of nominations from the academy. interesting, i amjust
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hearing, i hate to diss your maths, mine is no better, we are hearing from our entertainment team that la la land has got 1a. from our entertainment team that la la land has got 14. that is a joint record. with all about eve and titanic. all about eve got six and titanic. all about eve got six and titanic got 11, the record. i do not think it will win all of those categories. we will probably end up with seven or eight. it is looking like the big number on the night. it won... it like the big number on the night. it won it has been nominated in the screenplay category which is an indicator. one man who has been nominated, i'm joined on the phone by stuart craig, nominated for fantastic beasts. production design. congratulations. thank you. what
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goes through your mind that you have —— when you hear you have been nominated? the movie fantastic beasts was quite a challenge. to be recognised, given the difficulty. there were literally hundreds of people involved. a close relationship between the design department and visual effects. we we re department and visual effects. we were mutually dependent and a very successful relationship. lots to remember and think about. successful relationship. lots to remember and think aboutm successful relationship. lots to remember and think about. it is a fantastic looking film so i am not surprised when you say it was a very big team. when you talk about the difficulties, what particularly were the challenges? new york, we did not film, none of the principal actors
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went to new york at all. we decided to build a big chunk of new york in the studio. that was the number one challenge, to create a set on that scale. without going to new york at all. apart from with at stills camera to take some background elements to add to our physical set, real actors in the foreground. remarkable achievement that has been recognised today. you work with jk rowling whose first screenplay this was to make this film, recreating this from her head, carrying on from harry potter, how close did you work with jk rowling harry potter, how close did you work witth rowling on the design? is it how she imagined it in her head?‘ lot of information is in the script and the stage directions, an enormous amount. more than usual. she is famous for her descriptive text, so that is an enormous help.
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she also visits once or twice near the beginning of the project when the beginning of the project when the designs are just about under way, so the designs are just about under way, so was the designs are just about under way, so was involved in the crucial moment, if things are not quite as she imagined, they can be included at that stage. congratulations. it isa at that stage. congratulations. it is a great nomination for britain and for british production design and for british production design and british teamwork. fantastic. congratulations again. thank you. enjoy your trip to california in late february. nominated for fantastic beasts. i am quite interested in the best actress. some we expect, natalie portman, i think she was fantastic as jackie. i was thrilled to see ruth make the list. nominated as well. she is up for the rising star award at the baftas at the british academy awards. in this
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country, she is still considered a rising star but she is nominated for an oscar. she has risen to become an academy awards nominated actress. it isa academy awards nominated actress. it is a film called loving, people probably do not know ruth negga, irish ethiopian actress, starring in a great story as a woman who is married to a white man in the mississippi south of the 1950s and they are chased out of town for being illegal. a great story. she is terrific. i think she is the big surprise. again, no one can level at the academy that the oscars are white because they are incredibly diverse this year with ruth negga's nomination, naomie harris nominated in the supporting category, alongside viola davis and octavia spencer. an increase in that from what we said at the beginning, a groundswell of opinion to change the colour of performances and the
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stories being told from a different kind of background on the big screen and ruth negga, great story, loving. wonderful story, you feel every child should be told about it in history class. apps we will talk about that in the next few minutes. i'm pleased to say we are joined by britain's imke henkel nominated for an oscar. so lovely you could speak to us —— dev patel. an oscar. so lovely you could speak to us -- dev patel. i am floating in the clouds right now. it is really magical. i am sharing it with my crew in bombay. we are so delighted for you, nominated for your performance in lion. true story. your first performance in lion. true story. yourfirst nomination. you have been to the oscars before but your first personal nomination, is that right?
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absolutely. yes. i am sitting here with my mouth wide open, feeling overwhelmingly grateful right now. have you told your family yet?” hope your folks know. have you told your family yet?” hope yourfolks know. i did. my mum is at work and she was screaming in her office, just she is a wreck, a ball of tears. calling my sister and my father right now. it is just... i keep using the word amazing. i need to figure another word out right now. lovely. don't say any more, you will reduce us all to tears. so lovely to talk to us. lion, for people who have not seen it, very much still on in the cinemas in the uk, based on a true story, explain to us why you were attracted to this story, why you wanted to be part of this film. ijust really story, why you wanted to be part of this film. i just really think it is an anthem of love. at its core, it is about mothers and sons, a young
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boy who goes through so much adversity to connect to his birth mother. it is so profound and complex and completely uplifting at its core. for me to play a role at this and take on such a soulful journey, it truly was a blessing. new look for you. jason here. congratulations. a new look for you, you grow up on screen. you are not the geeky kid we have seen. a new look dev patel. tell us what you did for the role. that was the first conversation i had with the director after i got the role. i was shooting with jeremy after i got the role. i was shooting withjeremy irons at after i got the role. i was shooting with jeremy irons at the after i got the role. i was shooting withjeremy irons at the time and i was very skinny. they said, we will turn you into an alpha male. i had to hit the gym, grow out my hair, grow a beard. he to hit the gym, grow out my hair, growa beard. he is a to hit the gym, grow out my hair, grow a beard. he is a very sporty young man. quite charming. eight
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months of hitting weights and changing my voice and stuff like that to try to get it right. it has obviously had a great effect and the voters... notjust foryou, obviously had a great effect and the voters... not just for you, the voters... notjust for you, the film has been nominated, your screenplay writer, your mum, nicole kidman, she will be on the red carpet with you. such a beautifuljourney, for eve ryo ne such a beautifuljourney, for everyone to be recognised, it is... many, many congratulations again. it is going to be quite tough to carry on filming. dev patel talking to us. very happy, not surprisingly. nominated for his role in line. can we do the next shot without a smile? the director will be saying. it is supposed to be a sad scene. we will see him on the red carpet. let us had to los angeles because our la
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correspondent has been watching this as well. peter, it was the cheeriest procedure, wasn't it? a complete change of approach for the academy. -- it change of approach for the academy. —— it was a curious procedure. change of approach for the academy. -- it was a curious procedure. the thinking is they want to try to reach a larger audience, by doing this digitally. most of the announcements, in fact, all of it, was pre—recorded that made sure they are absolutely got it right, all the names were pronounced brett lee, that kind of thing. we did not have the prediction —— all the names we re pronounced have the prediction —— all the names were pronounced correctly. we did not have the traditional audience. surreal event, 5:30am in the morning. it did give the event a bit of excitement and just watching the digital feed, watching it on
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television, it did not feel quite the same, very slick and they have got all the facts correct, but it did not seem to be quite as exciting as the usual announcement. whether it reached a larger audience by streaming this on youtube, on the academy's website, it remains to be seen, but certainly a very different way of doing it. you have been talking about it, a list of nominees, very interesting this year. the main talking point certainly here for the rest of the date will be the diversity issue which was such a big issue last year —— the rest of the day. last year was so —— the rest of the day. last year was so white, they said. they certainly cannot say that about this year's nominees. that is one of the key things we will be talking about. a quick thought about la la land. for those who have not seen it, a love story to hollywood, in many ways. great fun though it is, the risk is it could be seen as a bit of
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backslapping, lovely film about our own industry, that is how it can be perceived. yes, it is very much an insider movie as far as this town is concerned. los angeles, set in modern—day la. extraordinary first seen modern—day la. extraordinary first seen leaping out of cars on the overpass on a freeway. as a feat of cinema, quite an achievement to do that. it certainly harks back to the old days of hollywood, the golden days of los angeles, in terms of film—making. a modern—day edge. there are some critics of la la land who so the story itself does not actually amount to much. boy meets girl movie. but it personifies and gently pokes fun at a little bit at the whole ethos of hollywood and the town of dreams and many broken dreams as well of course. yes, indeed. personal and professional. thank you very much. peter, of
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course, will be getting reaction to the nominations through the day for bbc news. but as talk to another nominee. joining me on the phone, nominated for best costume design for florence fosterjenkins. congratulations. thank you so much. what goes through your mind when you hear you have been nominated for an oscar? i feel a joy and a pride in the work we did and in the wonderful team around me. all of that comes into my mind. just happiness to be among this incredibly strong group of peers who have also been nominated. that is a huge honour. consolata, you obviously dressed meryl streep primarily in this, fabulous outfits for florence foster jenkins, what were the challenges and the joys to clothe the most
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nominated actress, even if someone feels she is overrated, i am sure you do not... what was the collaboration with the actress herself to get the costumes right? there was a lot of collaboration. she was very strong and clear and great contribution to the look. partly because we had to pad her, she was padded throughout and she wore the padding with good humour, there was a lovely challenge of doing both her day wear and her performance we re , doing both her day wear and her performance were, she did many performances, but the character of florence which is based on a real person, ina florence which is based on a real person, in a way, her clothes for day work like out of a dressing up box as well as her performance. it was a challenge. is there any greater challenge in the fact that it was based on a real person? does
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that make a difference to your work? you start with firm roots and then ina way you start with firm roots and then in a way because it is also a story, you are telling a story, and there isa you are telling a story, and there is a point of view, there is an element... there is a lot of research done but you need to leave behind the research and take off and tell the story in the way the director wants and it has all been decided beforehand, this is a wonderful collaboration of film, the magic of film. what happens to the costu mes magic of film. what happens to the costumes after? presumably meryl cannot fit into them without the padding, she does not take them away, will we get to see them again? will they be displayed as artefacts from hollywood, oscar—nominated indeed? wonderfully enough, meryl is taking some of the stuff, she has such a sense of humour, she has earmarked some of her pieces. a group of them are going on
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exhibition in hollywood. they will be on exhibition over the next few weeks. they will be taken and archived which is a lovely thought, that they will be kept safely. that is the plan for those costumes in the future. consolata, lovely you could join us so quickly. congratulations again. nominated in the best costume design category. we will find out in a few weeks from now whether she has won. do we quickly have time to talk about west actor —— best actor? if you had to pick one? casey affleck. the one, that sort of performance, it lives on him. the other raptor, dev patel is up againstjeff bridges. —— the
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other actor. and michael shannon, a former winner, in nocturnal animals. it will be a tight contest but i think it is casey affleck‘s on if he can edge ahead the charming ryan gosling. i wonder whether it will be a fantastic day for naomie harris. she has just a fantastic day for naomie harris. she hasjustjoined us on the phone. many congratulations. naomie harris, i hope you can hear us? we wanted to say, congratulations on your oscar—nominated in. say, congratulations on your oscar-nominated in. thank you so, so much. i am over the moon. oscar-nominated in. thank you so, so much. lam overthe moon. i oscar-nominated in. thank you so, so much. i am over the moon. i cannot believe this. i heard the news from my brother because i was too terrified to listen to the live nomination. fantastic, fantastic moment. i couldn't be more thrilled. lam moment. i couldn't be more thrilled. iamso moment. i couldn't be more thrilled. i am so excited as well that the
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movie has been nominated in so many categories. really fantastic. so unexpected. this must be a real surprise. you only did three days work on this movie, not a bad return! i know! i only did three days and also it was a movie i was considering turning down. initially, idid turn considering turning down. initially, i did turn it down. it is quite a result. and i certainly would be kicking myself if i had turned it down. i wish we could talk to you for so much longer. so brilliant you could speak to us, even momentarily. well done to your brother for getting in touch with you so quickly. naomie harris, thank you, nominated for moonlight. we find out who will win on the 27th of february. we will be with you to find out who wins in the baftas as well before then. goodbye for now. once again fog causing issues. this
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was up the road from heathrow. the sun trying to come out under the low cloud. sunshine across most of them and at the moment. thicker cloud in the north and west will continue to push in. lovely start in staffordshire. cold and frosty with ice on the meadow. beautiful picture. thank you. plenty of sunshine across most of england at the moment. still a few patches of murkiness around available york. a cloudy afternoon with some spots of rain, particularly around cumbria. damp weather at times in the south—west of scotland. otherwise a fair bit of dry weather. the day's highest temperatures in northern ireland. overnight, the brisk atla ntic ireland. overnight, the brisk atlantic winds will keep the
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north—west of the uk frost and fog free. it will stay quite cloudy and mild. further south and east, still got the cold earth. once again, across a swathe of central and eastern england, cold with temperatures plummeting 10—3, minus four. there could be icy surfaces first thing on wednesday morning —— plummeting down to minus three. maybe also central and southern england disrupted by freezing fog. it will clear as thick cloud comes from the continent bringing drizzle and perhaps snow falling from the cloud. do not be surprised if you see winter wheat showers. northern ireland and scotland with the mild areas, quite cloudy with rain in the north—west. further changes on thursday. the isobars squeezing together across the uk. brisk south
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— south—easterly wind. quite a lot of cloud. it will break up to allow brighter spells. the wind is what you will notice on thursday. it will make it feel particularly cold. 5 degrees on the thermometer in london, but it will feel more like one. some places will feel more like below freezing. things will change by the end of the week. milder air pushes him. temperatures gradually rising. in london by saturday, up to 10 degrees. that is the latest weather. this is bbc news. i'm ben brown, live in westminster. the headlines at 2. the government loses its appeal to the supreme court. eight of the 11 judges agreed that parliament — not the government — should be responsible for triggering the brexit process. the government cannot trigger
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